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Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

01DSVNF, 01DSVMW

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Per L'Ambiente E Il Territorio - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Chimica E Dei Processi Sostenibili - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 60
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Zanetti Mariachiara Professore Ordinario ICAR/03 30 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/03 6 C - Affini o integrative A12
Valutazione CPD 2022/23
2022/23
In the courses the main key environmental problems are introduced: full sustainability and its compatibility with greenhouse gases reduction, energy efficiency and sources, circular economy concerning materials and water. Different approaches useful for environmental protection are introduced, with reference to the adoption of prevention policies, the use of economic and financial tools, the fixation of rules. Applied treatments concerning waste, waters and gaseous emissions will be presented with the objective to increase the environmental sustainability of activities and processes.
In the courses the main key environmental problems are introduced: full sustainability and its compatibility with greenhouse gases reduction, energy efficiency and sources, circular economy concerning materials and water. Different approaches useful for environmental protection are introduced, with reference to the adoption of prevention policies, the use of economic and financial tools, the fixation of rules. Applied treatments concerning waste, waters and gaseous emissions will be presented with the objective to increase the environmental sustainability of activities and processes.
The students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to understand and evaluate the criticalities deriving from the interaction between anthropic activities and environmental matrices and to select the proper treatment technologies in order to avoid any environmental damages. He/she will be able to perform preliminary dimensioning concerning waste, wastewater and gaseous emissions plants.
The students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to understand and evaluate the criticalities deriving from the interaction between anthropic activities and environmental matrices and to select the proper treatment technologies in order to avoid any environmental damages. He/she will be able to perform preliminary dimensioning concerning waste, wastewater and gaseous emissions plants.
Fundamental knowledge of chemistry and physics are compulsory.
In order to obtain an useful comprehension and a capacity to apply the transmitted information with the required competence, the student must know the necessary operative fundamentals, that are at the basis of the technological solutions that may be adopted in the different cases. The required knowledges concern aspects of chemistry (stoichiometry, equilibria, chemical kinetics) and basical elements of physics (magnetic field, heat transfer).
The course is organized in four modules. I module (10 h) - Tools for the realisation of environmental sustainable solutions. Clean technologies, modification of industrial processes, intervention on raw materials and on the employed resources. Adoption of prevention policies, the use of economic and financial tools, the fixation of rules Physical, biological and chemical processes applied to solid, liquid and gaseous residues. Examples of circular economy appied to materials and water. II module (20 h) - Physical, biological and chemical processes applied to solid, liquid and gaseous residues. Formation of urban solid wastes, prevention, different collection systems, reuse and recycle. Treatment of urban solid wastes: separations, composting, anaerobic digestion, thermal utilisation, landfill. Treatment of industrial wastes, valorisation, destruction, segregation. III module (10 h) - Principles for atmospheric emissions limitation, planning solutions, scenarios for modification of processes and plants. Treatment for pollutants abatement in gaseous emissions. IV module (20 h) - Selection of primary sources, characteristics for water supply. Primary water treatment: aeration, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, adsorption, chemical treatments. Treatment of industrial wastewater: physical, physico-chemical, chemical, biological operations. Generation and management of sludges coming from water treatment.
The course is organized in four modules. I module (10 h) - Tools for the realisation of environmental sustainable solutions. Clean technologies, modification of industrial processes, intervention on raw materials and on the employed resources. Adoption of prevention policies, the use of economic and financial tools, the fixation of rules Physical, biological and chemical processes applied to solid, liquid and gaseous residues. Examples of circular economy appied to materials and water. II module (20 h) - Physical, biological and chemical processes applied to solid, liquid and gaseous residues. Formation of urban solid wastes, prevention, different collection systems, reuse and recycle. Treatment of urban solid wastes: separations, composting, anaerobic digestion, thermal utilisation, landfill. Treatment of industrial wastes, valorisation, destruction, segregation. III module (10 h) - Principles for atmospheric emissions limitation, planning solutions, scenarios for modification of processes and plants. Treatment for pollutants abatement in gaseous emissions. IV module (20 h) - Selection of primary sources, characteristics for water supply. Primary water treatment: aeration, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, adsorption, chemical treatments. Treatment of industrial wastewater: physical, physico-chemical, chemical, biological operations. Generation and management of sludges coming from water treatment.
The course is 60 hours long and it is organised as follows: about 45 hours are dedicated to lectures about fundamental and technical knowledges. During lectures students are often involved with questions and exercises carried out individually but discussed with the whole group of students to assess the comprehension of principles and theory. Around 15 hours are dedicated to applied cases that will be presented and discussed all together and partly will be developed and solved in groups working also outside the class hours. This activity has the task of developing students competence and solving capability of real environmental problems.
The course is 60 hours long and it is organised as follows: about 45 hours are dedicated to lectures about fundamental and technical knowledges. During lectures students are often involved with questions and exercises carried out individually but discussed with the whole group of students to assess the comprehension of principles and theory. Around 15 hours are dedicated to applied cases that will be presented and discussed all together and partly will be developed and solved in groups working also outside the class hours. This activity has the task of developing students competence and solving capability of real environmental problems.
Material available on the web (portale della didattica): lecture slides, limited portions of reference books; scientific papers as further readings.
Material available on the web (portale della didattica): lecture slides, limited portions of reference books; scientific papers as further readings.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group project;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group project;
In order to verify the apprehension of the presented topics and the capacity to deal with practical applications, a traditional exam in written and oral form is used. In general to the student in the written exam two main arguments are proposed, and as concerns these arguments some questions concerning theoretical basis for the technologies or possibilities of application are asked in order to check the maturity level that has been obtained by students. The written exam lasts 75 minutes and the maximum mark is 30. The oral is facultative and consists in one question on the topics examined during the lectures. By means of the oral it is possible to add/decrease up to 3 points. The final mark takes into account also the group works performed during the lesson period. An excellent judgement in the group works may add until 2 points to the final mark. Without the existence of the group works it is not possible to give the exam. The final evaluation is based on the apprehension capacity that has been demonstrated, on the quality of presentation, on the demonstration of the acquired capacity to apply to specific practical cases .
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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